Visits to loved ones in care homes in England will be possible by Christmas according to government ministers.
Families and campaigners have been critical of the negative impact that the ban on visits has had on care home residents, particularly those with dementia.
A pilot scheme has begun involving 20 homes in Hampshire, Devon and Cornwall, which will provide regular testing.
Huw Edwards presents BBC News at Ten reporting by social affairs correspondent Alison Holt.
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